Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert 66 - Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities Causing Mortality and Morbidity in Pregnant and Postpartum Patients

Published: 01/17/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission has issued Sentinel Event 66 aimed at eliminating racial and ethnic disparities causing mortality and morbidity in pregnant and postpartum patients. In conjunction with this new Sentinel Event Alert, TJC has also issued a new Quick Safety report that addresses mental health conditions and their role in maternal death, which will be covered in a seperate StayAlert! Notice tomorrow. 

U.S. pregnancy-related mortality rates, segmented by race, highlight the racial and ethnic

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